Lowell Yerex

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Birthday
24, 1895
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
1968
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1895
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
1968

About

Aviation entrepreneur who founded British West Indian Airways and Aerovias Brasil. Earlier in his career, he had also established Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano (TACA Airlines).

Before Fame

After graduating from Indiana's Valparaiso University, he joined in the World War I effort as a pilot with the British Royal Flying Corps.

Trivia

He spent several months in a World War I prisoner-of-war camp after his plane was shot down by German troops.

Family Life

He grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. After living in the United States for a time, he settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Associated With

He and Gabriel Voisin were both World War I-era aviation pioneers.

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